I'm currently trying to write a novel and have a dilemma about my start. At the moment the novel starts in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event (MC finds out that her long term boyfriend has been cheating on her). This event is the trigger for the rest of the novel. Although far from polished, I quite like this start as it gives the reader an immediate interest, intrigue and empathy to the MC. However... I have read previously, and understand why this may be, that an event like this should occur partway into the novel, essentially after the main protagonists and relationships have been introduced. I can see how this would give the traumatic event more prominence if the reader has a view into the "normal" life of the MC. For me though, this can lead to a boring and uninteresting start, where is the hook if the first couple of chapters are given over to humdrum "business as usual"? What are other people's views on this? Straight into the intrigue or does some of the start need to give way to an introduction?